Aultnaslanach Viaduct

Bridge no 289, Aultnaslanach, north of Moy. First crossed by a train in 1897 and seen here 110 years later looking west along the Aultnaslanach burn. It is the last remaining timber bridge in Scotland to carry a main line. Having suffered from serious fungal decay for a number of years, a project was launched in 2003 to address the problem and, at the same time, strengthen the bridge with a view to ensuring its long-term use. This resulted in a specialised treatment being applied to the timbers, while a new reinforcing structure was sympathetically constructed within the framework of the bridge itself. The completed project was widely acknowledged as a notable success and subsequently received a number of heritage, design and engineering awards.

Location: Aultnaslanach Viaduct

Company: Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)

Photographer: John Furnevel

Make contact: John Furnevel

Date: 01/09/2007

Image number: 20481


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